DIY Tips

Our DIY expert Shane Fuller answers common questions on everything from the best way to cut a hollow core door to when to use a 1/4” router bit. Click on a topic below to listen to an episode

DIY Tips

Episodes

10:02
  • Which type of miter saw do I need to cut crown molding
  • Use the right size lumber for framing
  • Fixing a jammed garbage disposal
8:06
  • Should plywood be cut good side up or down?
  • Bacteria in a butcherblock countertop
  • Positioning the featherboard on a tablesaw
10:47
  • Frozen water shut off valves
  • Stop water pipes from banging
  • Best drill bit for stainless steel
20:38
  • Drilling in plastic
  • To power wash or not to power wash a deck
  • The right finish for a butcher block countertop
21:27
  • Removing and replacing old window glazing
  • Speed settings on a reciprocating saw
  • The gritty details on sandpaper grit
13:30
  • How to seal plank ends when drying wood
  • Recommendations for finishing edges on oak plywood bookcases
  • Texturing large areas of drywall
16:49
  • How to prevent wood from warping
  • Routing a circular hole
  • Building solid cabinets wtih MDF
13:36
  • Cutting formica with a SKIL tablesaw
  • Western cypress vs. northern white cedar
  • Matching the stain on new & existing pine furniture
11:20
  • Power tools for beginning DIYers
  • Reinstalling a poorly installed sliding patio door
  • Making rip cuts on 4x8 sheet goods in a small shop
10:16
  • Selecting the right clutch setting on a SKIL Drill/Driver
  • Fixing squeaky stairs
  • Most useful and often-used plunge router bits
10:05
  • Are belt sanders difficult to use?
  • Should the grain curve up or down on deck boards?
  • Removing adhesive from a vinyl floor
9:53
  • Best way to fasten ring shank: nails or staples
  • Remove wallpaper from a plaster wall
  • Design a more functional computer work center
9:10
  • Number of teeth in a sliding miter saw blade vs. a non-sliding saw
  • Best method for constructing cabinets
13:06
  • Cutting hollow core doors
  • When to use & how big to make a pilot hole
  • Set up a compound miter saw for crown molding
11:22
  • Can you name that Skilsaw?
  • Which jigsaw blade should I use for cutting laminate?
  • What to do with old tool batteries
11:34
  • Replacing a sliding door with a french door
  • Repairing my SKIL router
  • Adding oil to my SKIL worm drive
13:51
  • Best way to cut a circle
  • Fixing a door that won't stay shut
  • When to use a 1/4" or 1/2" shaft router bit
21:01
  • The changing moisture content in lumber
  • Dadoes, dovetails and grooves
  • When to use a spade, auger or other bit
16:02
  • Using the right drill for the job
  • Which is better, NiCd or Lithium Ion?
25:45
  • When to upgrade, change and care for bits and blades
28:20
  • Circular Saws, past present and future
18:30
  • Choosing and Using Miter Saws

 

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